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Challenges in Research Design

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What are the challeges of research design - please provide a short essay (300 words) and an example supporting your answer.

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Challenges in Research Design

How do you design a research? Doing so presents a host of challenges. Basically, your main concern is turning a research question into a research project. The object of that project is to find an answer to the research question. Now, when we have a 'main question' - there are other questions that need to be asked in order for it to be answered - the corollary questions. Let's say our question is this - "Can education change the life chances of ...

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The solution provides a short narrative (399 words) that discusses the important considerations/challenges in research design. Web resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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